Care, Lead, Inspire

The UF College of Nursing is driven to transform health through innovative practice, preeminent research and exceptional academic programs.

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academic Programs


The BSN degree is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The UF BSN is offered through three different programs to meet the needs of aspiring nurses.


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Our DNP program is ranked #1 in the state and #24 nationally. This practice-focused doctorate is designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles.


academic programs


PhD students are actively involved with nursing and interdisciplinary research taking place in one of the most comprehensive academic health care centers in the Southeast.


Spotlight on the 2020 dorothy M. smith conference

College of Nursing news

College of Nursing researcher receives NIH grant…

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We are proud to announce that the UF College of Nursing is the recipient of a $370,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National…

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UF Online Rises to Fourth in the Nation for…

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The University of Florida sets a new standard as a modern research university, receiving national recognition for both traditional classroom programs…

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College of Nursing Receives $1.68 Million Grant…

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The University of Florida College of Nursing has received a $1.68 million grant to be awarded over three years from the National Institute of…

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College of Nursing upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events!

Check out upcoming events at the College of Nursing for students, alumni, friends and faculty!


Save the Date!

Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship

The College of Nursing, UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center will be partnering on April 17 to showcase their research and innovative solutions for solving highly complex health problems.

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BSN Pinning Ceremony and Doctoral Commencement

Learn more about the upcoming Spring 2020 BSN Pinning Ceremony and Commencement.


Meet our faculty

Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN

We are proud to announce that the UF College of Nursing is the recipient of a $370,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. This project, led by Dr. Staja “Star” Booker, assistant professor, will focus on elucidating and understanding movement-evoked pain, or MEP, in older African Americans with knee osteoarthritis.

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The Gator Nurse

Catch up on all College of Nursing news, including alumni, faculty and student achievements. Published every spring, summer and fall!

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Generosity That Inspires and Transforms

Private support can assist the college with the recruitment and retention of much-needed faculty to teach the best and brightest students, to conduct innovative research and provide the most advanced clinical training for our future nurses.